Laura Mercier Rouge Ultime is a moderately cool-toned, medium-dark red with a satin finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $32.00 and contains 0.12 oz.
Laura Mercier Rouge Ultime Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark red with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had rich color coverage in a single pass, which applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without emphasizing my lip texture or catching on imperfections.
The texture was lightweight, smooth, and velvety, which gave it a thinner consistency but not one that felt clingy. It wore well for six hours, left a stain behind, and felt lightly moisturizing over time.
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Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick fuses high-impact color with weightless decadence for the ultimate sensation in lip color. From the sleek high-gloss metallic case a custom-curved bullet emerges sculpted to envelop lips and deliver long lasting intense color in one silky swipe. Infused with Mediterranean Sea algae extract, this lipstick moisturizes and smooths skin's appearance to create a perfected canvas for optimum color laydown. Micronized coated pigments provide strong color intensity for uniform color release. The silky crème formula lasts up to six hours without bleeding, feathering, drying, fading or settling into lines.
Cetyl Dimethicone, Di-C12-13 Alkyl Tartrate, Octyldodecanol, C30-45 Alkyl Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina, Talc, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Dicalcium Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Padina Pavonica ThallusExtract, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Caprylyl Methicone, Propylene Carbonate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Tin Oxide. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Red 6 (Ci15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Zinc Oxide (Ci 77947).
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